June 19, 2014 | DUBAI | Press Releases

ESET Inks Partnership with Gateworx for Distribution of IT Security Solutions in Egypt

ESET®, the global leader in proactive digital protection, has signed a partnership agreement with Gateworx, an IT distributor specializing in information security and business applications, for the distribution of its entire security solutions portfolio in the Egyptian IT market. This includes ESET's endpoint, mobile, authentication, file system and gateway security products for businesses and its mobile and computer antivirus products for home users.

In recent years, Egypt has begun taking steps towards establishing legislation for ICT intellectual property rights as well as cybersecurity and e-terrorism laws. “Egypt is key to the expansion of our footprint in North Africa. With malicious cyber activity rising in the country, organizations and users are understanding the need to protect their IT systems. We have the solutions to meet these challenges and demands but in order to make a strong impact on the market, we also felt the need for a partner with technical expertise and a well established and enabled distribution network,” said Pradeesh VS, General Manager at ESET Middle East.

As per the terms of the agreement, Gateworx will sell and promote ESET's entire range of security solution in the Egyptian market. The distributor will recruit, train and support new qualified resellers and systems integrators and will extend the support of its qualified sales and technical personnel to managing and enabling these partners. According to Gateworx, 'leveraging the skill sets and capabilities of existing partners' will also be key to the success of the partnership.

ESET's solution offerings are trusted by leading companies across industry sectors including: Education, Government , Banking and Finance, Insurance, Defence and Oil & Gas. The company's award-winning IT security products are characterised by their minimal utilization of computing resources, which makes them ideally suited for applications which require robust security to be delivered without compromising performance.

For over seven years, Gateworx has played the vital role in linking vendors with the needs of the local market. “ESET's 100% channel driven model reassures us of the company's commitment to this partnership. They are a technology leader whose solutions perfectly compliment and enhance our security portfolio. This will enable us to deepen penetration of the Egyptian IT market with cost-effective solutions that adhere to the highest quality standards,” said Mohamed Haroon, Managing Director at Gateworx.

 

About ESET

ESET®, the pioneer of proactive protection and the maker of the award-winning ESET NOD32® technology, is a global provider of security solutions for businesses and consumers. For over 26 years, the Company continues to lead the industry in proactive threat detection. By obtaining the 80th VB100 award in June 2013, ESET NOD32 technology holds the record number of Virus Bulletin "VB100” Awards, and has never missed a single “In-the-Wild” worm or virus since the inception of testing in 1998. In addition, ESET NOD32 technology holds the longest consecutive string of the VB100 awards of any AV vendor. ESET has also received a number of accolades from AV-Comparatives, AV-TEST and other testing organizations and reviews. ESET NOD32® Antivirus, ESET Smart Security®, ESET Cyber Security® (solution for Mac), ESET® Mobile Security and IT Security for Business are trusted by millions of global users and are among the most recommended security solutions in the world.

 

 

The Company has global headquarters in Bratislava (Slovakia), with regional distribution centers in San Diego (U.S.), Buenos Aires (Argentina), and Singapore. ESET has malware research centers in Bratislava, San Diego, Buenos Aires, Singapore, Prague, Košice (Slovakia), Krakow (Poland), Montreal (Canada), Moscow (Russia). ESET Middle East has its regional office in Dubai Internet City and manages an extensive partner network in 11 countries: United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Qatar, Oman, Bahrain, Yemen, Lebanon, Jordan Egypt and Libya. More information is available via www.eset.com/me